This is what I'm doing!! Great link!!
I actually am doing the dongle instead of gauge of any kind.
I have this panel coming:
NewPowa 100 Watts 100W Solar Panel 12V
Which is found here:
(eBay is cheaper)
I am mating this to the Victron 75/15 MPPT and using the Bluetooth dongle to control it and also set alarms so I know if the battery is dropping below a certain point. (I am correct that the dongle app will give me the alarm, correct?)
My next question is about panel placement. Obviously this is super important... and it is becoming REALLY hard for me to decide. Here's a few pictures of the boat:
I understand that at the very top of the tower is likely the "best" spot (aside from the shadow caused by the radar
array)... however, I really don't want it up there. My intention is to not keep it on the boat all the time, so something that is reasonably easy to take on and off would be my goal.
Something off the back of the tower is what I would like the most because it is out of the way, however then I have to assume that I will have literally have 50/50 chance (?) of a shadow caused by the tower itself?!??
Which then leads me to the front rail?